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we will tell you all about it. steve: a moment ago, you saw a bathtub. we will use that as a demonstration. we will also show you how we are using the tub. think of the tub as the economy. think of the water as all the money washington has put in the tub. >> is it likin out? steve: believe me, it is all leaking. >> there are more intense battles today for u.s. marines as they try to secure a taliban stronghold in southern afghanistan. about 400 marines and 100 and afghan troops are facing rocket propelled grenades from insurgents. the town is in the sentenccentef the opium trade.
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they are trying to boost security and the next week's elections. a cargo ship that was supposed to reach for more than one week ago is still missing. the operator of the ships says it may have been hijacked by pirates. on july 24, the ship reported it was attacked off the coast of sweden. days later, it went through the english channel reporting no problems. it was last heard from on july 30. the federal deficit reaches a record high and it is expected -- it is worse than expected. it did $1.27 trillion in july. that is almost $200 billion more than economists predicted. the white house says it could be four times higher than last year. the job is credited with government spending to fight the
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recession and fears the economic system. federal officials will tour a michigan prison today that could be used to house detainees from guantanamo bay. authorities will visit the maximum security prison. the white house official says it is merely to collect information and no decision has been made. thousands of people are expected to attend a public way, on cape cod for eunice kennedy shriver. she died tuesday. her funeral is set to take place tomorrow. it will be broadcast live on her website. she is best known for establishing the special olympics. athletes from that organization are scheduled to carry the special olympics torch to the church. they are the epitome of the american philosophy. that is how president obama describes the 16 people awarded the medal of freedom. it was mr. obama's first presentation of the highest
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civilian honor. >> let them stand as an example in the united states and around the world as we can achieve in our own lives. >> retired justice sandra day o'connor got a medal. along with archbishop desmond tutu. brian: and billie jean king. steve: did anybody wikipedia her? brian: they basically said 12 grand slams. she said, it is great, but they got my statistics from. she has 39 grand slams. have you been following the town hall extravaganza? >> how can i not? they are everywhere.
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everyone seems to be more heated than the next. the latest one was chuck grassley's. he was in iowa. they are typically very polite and very cordial. brian: chuck grassley is the one who is probably the most vital and probably a point of concern for a lot of republicans. he is in the senate committee that is negotiating. a lot of people were concerned that maybe senator chuck grassley was getting duped into a dream was something. steve: here is senator chuck grassley yesterday in iowa. >> i am a conservative. we expected to vie for us. [applause] stand up. do not give an inch.
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i want to thank god for glen beck and sarah palin. stand up and fight [applause] we will vote you out. steve: we will blow you out -- we will vote you out. steve: batman personified a lot of frustration people across the country are feeling -- at man personified a lot of frustration people are across the country are feeling. yesterday, and one of the town hall meetings, somebody said read the bill. the guy snapped back, how do you know i have not? another question from a young man in maryland at senator
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cardin's town hall. >> say my father and my grandfather both had cancer, with my father get priority care because he can contribute to wander into a society? >> all good questions. brian: chuck grassley was the first one to admit -- the first republican to admit. he said he would not agree to any public option, which reassures a lot of people. >> he also made a point to be bold lettering. that he is someone who believes it is better to be at the table and outside of the room. chuck grassley has held 2846 town hall meetings since he became a part of congress pretty said these were the most crowded.
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even though it is 90 degrees in iowa. steve: a gallup poll has just concluded a new poll that looks at the impact that these town hall meetings are having on what people across the country feel about the health care issue. yes, when you look at these protesters, how do you feel about? independents -- this is a voting bloc obama has to worry about. independence 2-1 said they're sympathetic to the protesters. 50% of all respondents say is democracy in action. the independents look at this as part of the process. brian: robert gibbs blames cable news. senator mccaskill went on cable last night with bill o'reilly.
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steve: that was -- one other thing. there's an item of the talks about how in addition to the independents that mr. obama has to worry about, also the seniors. when you look at these town hall meetings, a loss of seniors appeared to be very angry. it is the seniors who show up to vote. brian: did you say angry? did you see anger in secretary of state hillary clinton when she was in the congo end of the question that said what would president clinton think about such and such issue? >> rightfully so. the question came to her. in the meantime, she's making more headlines because she is in nigeria now. we know the country had a rough
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election in 2007. she drew an analogy between their election problems and the problems in the united states. >> our democracy is still evolving. we have all kinds of problems in past elections, as you might remember. in 2000, the presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state. brian: by the way, that is not a problem. jeb bush won the florida election, so he became governor. that is not a problem. steve: she said, you have problems here and we have problems at home. brian: it is not a problem. her model is wrong. there's nothing wrong about a close election. steve: does the kind of sound like that apology tour? brian: like we did in mexico?
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steve: and elsewhere as well. it is interesting that she would suggest that her predecessors in government dr. illegally -- got there illegitimately. >> she is drawing a parallel to nigeria, where people were murdered, to what happened in florida. she went on to say that you can have a peaceful transfer of power in the united states. but first she said that 2000 could have been a corrupt outcome. brian: the supreme court was the one that said president bush said. >> you want me to tell you what my husband thinks? my husband is not the secretary of state. i am. so you asked my opinion?
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i will tell you my opinion. i will not be channeling my husband. steve: they did ask her husband yesterday in harlem in new york city to they were having an event. somebody asked him about -- what did you think about your wife have been that international eruption? he said he had not c-net. -- he said he had not seen it. how have you not seen it? brian: bill could it has got to be walking on air again during his approval ratings are through the roof. 26% higher than he was when he left office. it is up 58%. >> absence makes the heart grow fonder. now that bill clinton has been out of the spotlight -- during the election when he was campaigning for his wife, people
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were not as crazy about him. you saw him a lot. it was even. now that he has been out of the limelight, and he just came back with the rescue of euna lee and laura ling. steve: the clintons are actually over the president of the united states. straight ahead, you know the plan by congress? that idea was grounded. our next guest says there is another scandal on the horizon. this involves the amount of money that congress people get paid each day that they're not paying back. brian: the town hallers may not be able to get their questions and answered, but not here at "fox & friends."
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ali: listen to the story. on the heels of congress asking for $550 million for gulfstream jets, there's another scandal. it is believed that lawmakers are getting four thousand dollars in travel expenses and pocketing the leftover cash. brian: john fund is here. what you mean they're not paying back the money? >> these are congressional trips to meet foreign leaders and frequently to engage in jenkins. some do not do any of this. there are some where you around 94 and to do with the members of congress. the members of congress are handed an envelope of cash for hotels and local transport. in some of these, the hotels are already paid for.
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the bills are sponsored or catered by the host. transportation is taking care of. they are supposed to return the money to the u.s. treasury. almost no one does. senator tom coburn has returned some of his money purities as these are very lucrative payments. alisyn: the congressional delegations -- do you have illustrations of what this may have happened? >> yes, there was a into mr. plan south america in 2005 that went 11 this. -- yes, there was an infamous trip in south america in 2005 that was 11 days. some congressional delegations are fine. some are very hard working. some are abuses. brian: how did this come to your attention? >> i have talked to former
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members of congress and current members of congress. all of them say it is an abuse waiting to happen. this congressional delegations come on top of the $550 million they spend on gulfstream jets. last year, house members spent 3000 days overseas on these missions. in 1995, only 540. some of these trips are valid. alisyn: john fund, thank you. in the meantime, she was in the middle of telling a story about battling cancer of a town hall meeting when this happens. >> seriously, really? come on. brian: she took a call. the woman joins us to tell us her story. alisyn: it sounds too good to be true, but it is not.
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brian: here is what is happening in the world. federal reserve sending stocks soaring at this hour thanks to an upbeat assessment on the economy. officials say the economy is pulling out of the slumping. what it was like for laura ling to be locked up in a prison camp. she is shopping a new book. it will not just be about north korea. her sister is writing it with her.
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laura ling and auneuna ling were released the last week. steve: texas congresswoman jackson lee was supposed to be listening to our constituents. >> when a cancer survivor and the mother of three stood up to ask a question, the congresswoman's phone rang and she took the call. steve: tracy miller joins us from houston. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. steve: this is a big hit on youtube and elsewhere pretty revealed that you were a cancer survivor. in the middle, she took a phone call. how did that make you feel? >> like she was not listening.
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i know i cannot listen to my kids when i'm on the phone. she could not have possibly heard what i said. alisyn: what was happening in the room? we see a picture of you trying to ask a question. the congresswoman takes a phone call to people in the room say seriously? tell us what the mood onwas. >> people in the room were upset that she was taking a phone call to the lady behind me told congresswoman jackson lee that she was being very rude. the congresswoman's snapped back when she walked by the woman. she said she could multitask. steve: schhe said in a newspaper today that she had called in to a health-care hot
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line to ask for an answer to a question. does the sound right to you? does this sound like she called a hot line? >> it looked like she was taking a phone call from someone who called her from where i sat. i was only the second person to ask a question in that town hall meeting. i do not recall her need to call for an answer to that question. it appeared that her handlers in the room were letting her know who she needed to say hello to in the room. other politicians and imported people in the houston area steve:. that is what you heard? >> i could not hear what she was being told on the phone. that is what it looks like. alisyn: since it is probable
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that she did not hear your question or your comment, what were you trying to ask her or tell her? >> what i've is trying to say it was but it seems like -- as long as they think it is good for america, like his health care bill, the belts, and cap and trade -- as long as they think it is a good thing, there's nothing to stop them. i was asking, where does this stop? it seems we are on a pass to terth to tyranny. steve: at the conclusion of a phone call, she did it was a good thing they beat cancer. >> correct. she said the board people like me who would not be able to afford health care and of this bill would help them. -- she said that there were people who could not afford.
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i felt like her mind was made up. she did have people taking notes about the concerns we were raising. she said she would go there to congress with these concerns. alisyn: let's hope she is listening this morning. tracy miller, thank you. steve: happy cost of government day. turns out you are working more than ever to pay off the nation's debt. how much more? alisyn: he picked the wrong bar to rob. wait until you hear who was inside when this theif tried to rip off the star. steve: is our stimulus tub. alisyn: happy birthday to danny
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>> you are just distracting from the real health care crisis. try discussing what is actually in the bill. >> fine.
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death panels. >> there are no death panels. >> why else would paula abdul leave idol. she is obviously going to be on the panel of the new "so using duquesnyou think you can live?" brian: 27 minutes before the top of the chour. how does water remind you of what is going on with the deficits? alisyn: let's see if we can illustrate. do we have a picture of something like this? steve: oh, yeah. it is starting to rain in little bit. we have this bathtub.
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mallory the intern will help me in a minute. think of the bathtub as our economy. mallory, go ahead and fpour it. this is all the money the federal government has pumped into the economy. it got started when the president pumped in the money to bail out fannie mae and freddie mac. and then there was the bailout of the financial-services industry, the stimulus, right up to cash for clunkers. do you have more water? she can get some more water. that is the way the government operates. it may take mallory a little bit. she does not work as fast as congress. [laughter]
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oh, my goodness. thit goes on and on to it eventually, it will give up to the top. there's nothing better than a nice, cool bath tubs. you know how washington starts to work. it starts to leak out. eventually, all the money will go down the drain. it is not real money because it is debt. that has got to be repaid by our children and our children's children. eventually, we will be left with an empty bathtub. alisyn: it would have been great if you could get in the bathtub. steve: i wish i could. alisyn: unfortunately, it just leaks. brian: poor mallory.
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good job, mallory. is that a name tag? steve: it says government. brian: the cost of the government every day -- they did this formula and found out how much government spending and what is the average salary of the american worker. alisyn: this is a center for fiscal accountability. every year they do this exercise. how many days do you have to work each year to pay off the government spending? this year, it is the latest ever. last year, you have to work from january 1 to july 16. more than half the year to pay off your share of government spending. this year, it has been pushed back to august 12. that is how many days to pay off your share of government spending this year. brian: forget about everything else you have.
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until now, you have paid into the general fund. over 280 days. alisyn: it is like your house with interest versus principal. today is the first of mr. making our own money. brian: finally. 60% of the year has to go by. thank you, tarp. thank you, stimulus bill. let's talk politics. alisyn: a warrant is out this morning for one of bill clinton's former chief of staff. she served as his aide for seven years when he was governor of arkansas. she is accused of smuggling a knife and 48 tattooed needles into a high-security prison. the story gets stranger. she faces 51 felony charges and
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her attorney says she will turn herself in next week. she denies these allegations. brian: iran is now proposing a ban on such attacks. they want a wanted the nation conference. iran says the proposal is not linked to the veiled threats by israel alisyn: the scottish government is denying that al- megrahi will be released from prison. bbc says he has terminal cancer and wants to return to libya. he is a former intelligence agent from libya. brian: some think he is innocent. they would be robber took to the wrong time to try to hold up a wisconsin bar.
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the 18-year-old ran into the bar. he discovered that the bar was filled with off-duty officers in town for an annual golf outing. they grabbed him and forced him to the floor. police did not find a weapon on him, but arrested him for disorderly conduct. alisyn: a new deal from ju etblue. the airline is offering an all you can fly one-month pass. $599, unlimited. reservations need to be made three days prior to the flight. there is a 10$100 cancellation fee. let's go to brian.
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brian: it is her last day. she has to say goodbye to us. before she goes, please make her feel welcome. a round of applause. [applause] i hope you learned a few things. you might even be joining us again. would you please tell us what is happening? >> absolutely. there are three guarantees in life. debts, taxes, and the u.s. soccer team not being able to win in mexico. the u.s. falls to mexico to-one in the world cup qualifier. the americans are now 0-23-11 played south of the border. the u.s. remains second in qualifying with 10 points. he is a three-time cy young award winner, but does pedro martinez have enough left to
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help the phillies win another world series. he strikes out five and only gives up three runs in a 12-5 win over the cubs. as a cubs fan tossed eight beer on a player as he tried to make a catch near the wall. the fans ejected. brian: do we have anything more? >> we do. the red sox athlete and the detroit pitcher get suspended for five games each for their role in the brawl. he was cited for charging the mound, throw in his helmet, and inciting the brawl. brian: by the way, we got a lot of e-mails from boston red sox
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fans who say you are blaming boston for no reason. unbelievable. great job. do you want to be a sports newscaster? >> hard news. remember how economists said yesterday the recession was over? that is strange because next, the latest foreclosure numbers are out and they set a new record high. this year is alisyn. alisyn: the government wants to spend $50 million of york dollars on space taxes. >> nasa does not have enough money to track all the giant asteroids the concussion to burst -- that could crash into
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potentially deadly asteroids unaccounted for. they do not have the money to continue the search. alisyn: let's give them more money. the government wants to spend $50 million of taxpayer dollars on space taxi. larry williams and mark are among those attending eight nasa workshop -- a nasa workshop today. what is your concept for private citizens to be able to travel in space? >> no, what we have proposed to nasa and have a contract with an existing option is to deliver astronauts to the space station once the space shuttle is retired, which is double to be in the next year. brian: is the $50 million wise?
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>> we think it is. it is not going toward something that has no purpose. we currently are spending the money to bring these astronauts to the space station. without the space shuttle, we will be spending the money offshore. the government has a contract with russia to deliver these astronauts. we will be in creating jobs here. alisyn: basically, once the space shuttle is retired, you guys would step in and serve the purpose. >> that is what we are proposing. that is what nasa is looking at the moment. the $50 million is to help commercial companies. we are launching satellites into orbit. and to adapt that technology to move from cargo to crew once the
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space shuttle is retired, which will be pretty soon. brian: we hear that the space shuttle's 1970 technology was still uncommitted. byte is this happening now? >> nasa does have a plan for shuttle retirement. unfortunately, it is behind schedule. there was always a plan to use the russians for an interim period. the current plan, due to budget constraints and the previous administration, is running behind schedule. a blue-ribbon commission has taken a look at the plan to look at making adjustments. one of the adjustments that seems certain espis a greater reliance on commercial companies like ours as opposed to having the government own and operate
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the systems. alisyn: thank you for explaining where that $50 million will be telling. thank you. brian: the town hall people may not be able to get their questions answered, but not "fox & friends." the congressman who read all 1000 pages and is a doctor, he read it and he wants to tell you about it and answer your questions. this is "fox & friends." .
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steve: welcome back. is there any truth in the saying that free health care actually costs us too much in the end? brian: texas congressman jim best of your knowledge -- best
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of yourburgess joins us live. doctor can we throw a few questions at you? >> please. good morning to you. brian: good morning to you. will more people be insured from what you read from the bill for less money? >> more people will be insured but the less money is not a promise that can be fulfilled. of course, the greatest number that will be picked up is by a substantial expansion of medicaid which likely is going to put some strain on state budgets as well. so there is some concern there. but the price tag is huge. that's been the conundrum since the middle of june. steve: doctor, continuing with our little televised town hall right here. gary wants to know: >> depends on what your current health care plan is. individual insurance will likely go away and go away fairly
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quickly. employer-sponsored insurance, the plan is to keep it for a while because that keeps the cost down. but as you get into the first five years of the plan, we may see more and more of those plans erode away. that's a little harder to predict. remember, there are five different proposals going through congress right now. so you can pick from any one of those to try to get the answer you want. really, this is something on which the president is going to have to -- congress doesn't have the popularity or credibility to do something this large. the president does have the poll numbers but for whatever reason has held back and has been defending the plans of five individual democratic committee chairman which is a little bit odd from my perspective. brian: an odd strategy and it's not working for him. steve from arizona wants to know this. how is this plan going to be paid for and will it be carried on the backs of our children and grandchildren? we hear this all the time. >> the plan is going to be paid for with new taxes, where weather this value-added tax
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gets included or not, i don't know. whether the tax on employer-sponsored insurance ultimately gets included, i don't know. you hear back and forth on that. there will be premiums so people who think well the government is going to take over my health care and i won't have to worry about anything. actually, there are premiums built into the system so it will cost individuals something. employers are going to have to pay about an 8% of payroll. if an individual decides not to have health insurance, they will be fined 2.5% of their payroll. so there are some substantial costs out there. this is not a free program. but a lot of it will have to come from new money and i think that gets to the questioner's point. that money will be funded by the deficit. that money will be paid for by his children and grandchildren. steve: finally, dr. congressman, richard from sandusky, ohio asks us how can 500 billion in medicare be cut with the addition of baby boomers coming on and what exactly will be cut? that's what a lot of people are worried about. >> yeah.
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that is -- therein is the question that really almost defies gravity and currently defies an answer. the talk is we are going to get substantial savings from preventative care and doing things better, faster, cheaper, smarter. congressional budget office, of course, says preventative care actually costs you in the beginning. it doesn't deliver the savings. they can't score it as a savings that is a big problem for the payment on this thing. brian: getting to the truth. dispelg the moits. the man who read it who is actually a doctor and understands health care. michael burgess out of texas, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. steve: today, in fact, he is up in canada taking a look at the system up there. brian: straight ahead. steve: take a look at this statement about the people showing up at town halls. instead of young idealists on screen we see ugly scenes of mostly older and white mel contents. we will tell you who said that
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straight ahead. brian: president's nominee for attorney general. her job to encourage americans to get healthier. why is she advising burger king. the place that makes whoppers and special sauce. steve: we poured all of your money into the tub, just like the government did. but lo and behold it's leaking out. going down the drain. how long until your hard earned cash is completely gone. we are keeping an eye on it "fox & friends" right back. what's up, smart? being smart. yep. just booked my 10th night on hotels.com, so i get a night free. you. me. getaway. really? where? anywhere you want. a bed and breakfast? bed and breakfast. check. a place by the beach? a place by awesome. oh, you are smart. accumulate 10 nights and get a night free. welcome rewards from hotels.com.
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alisyn: good morning, everyone. it's august 13th. here is what is happening at this hour. americans voicing their concerns, sometimes their anger over health care reform. [shouting] alisyn: the congressman that had to answer to that town hall
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meeting joe sestak is going to join us live this hour. brian: two school officials facing jail time for saying a prayer at a school luncheon. we know how the aclu feels right now. but what does the constitution of the united states say about religion? we will report. you decide. >> meanwhile, brian, it's a medical marvel for the first time ever in the united states doctors are monitoring two patients with pacemakers by remote. the patients get their checkups at home on the computer via wi-fi. one of those patients and his doctor will join us live. this is something you have got to see with your own two eyes. slogan comes from pat from pennsylvania. eyes open, out of bed, watch "fox & friends," and you're way ahead. thanks, pat. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> hi, i'm danny diddevito, youe watching "fox & friends." i'm sitting here with a lemon
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cello. steve: gretchen is off today and alley camerota is joining us. alisyn: speaking of cello i had a nice at a restaurant called phenotmente he said to keep you guys in line. steve: when you wind one a waiter. did you have to pay for the lemon cello? >> steve: first one free and the rest. brian: ladies night. alisyn: ladies lunch let me tell what you is happening in your evidence lines. in just about two hours, an arraignment hearing is set to take place in florida in the killing of byrd and melanie billings. seven have been charged first degree murder and one count of home invasion robbery.
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the billings were shot to death in their home near pensacola, florida. they had 15 children, 12 of them adopted with special needs. it's believed the robbers were looking for a safe full of cash but missed it. she is supposed to encourage healthy diets but president obama's nominee for surgeon general has a surprising side job. she is apparently an advisor to burger king. fast food chain says dr. regina benjamin was paid 10,000 todd's serve on the advisory panel meant to help promote balanced diets. the relationship between fast food company and surgeon general has eyebrows raised saying there could be a conflict of interest. she will resign if she is confirmed to the senate. alisyn: starting suffered a, you have to provide your date of birth and sex to buy an airline ticket on airlines in the u.s. t.s.a. hoping the new rules will cut down on confusion who is or is not on a fly list.
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they will start by phasing in the rule. it will absolutely be mandatory by the end of march. how many new 52-inch flat screens would you buy if you only had to pay $9.99 for each other. best buy shoppers thought they had scored such a deal of a lifetime. this after they found those huge samsung television selling for that price online on the web site. they normally sell for $1,700. one man from sacramento even ordered 10 sets. the deal was too good to be true. after best buy announced they had made a pricing error. they said they will not honor the incorrect price of $9. brian: makes me want to go to circuit city but they went out of business. steve: always something. let's find out what kind of a day we have got. arizona and new mexico. a lot of those folks still sleeping. spotty stuff in the central and northern plains. otherwise, it is a nice, i do driveway day. coast to cotion. five minutes after 7:00 in the east. and already temperatures in the
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70's up and down the eastern seaboard. in the central plains, yesterday was a scorcher. it's already 70 in minneapolis. 74 in kansas city. 70's across much of texas. real quickly today's daytime highs look at that near the century mark all the way from rapid city, south dakota down through the front rage of the rockies 90's. hot out west, 103 in phoenix and 83 in raleigh, north carolina. speak of north carolina. alisyn: yes. in fact there is a report out this morning that secret d.n.a. testing proves that john edwards is the father of that campaign aide's baby. this is the national enquirer reporting that the former presidential candidate underwent secret testing to prove paternity of reel hunter's 18 month old doctor. apparently hunter is trying to get financial support for her child. hunter has allegedly agreed to testify against edwards about whether he had used campaign funds to pay hunter and another aide hush money. that aide andrew young had
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claimed he was the father. in the past edwards has adamantly denied paternity of hunter's baby. that is from the national enquirer. they brought are the ones who broke that story. brian: congressman joe sestak who wants to be the next senator from pennsylvania as he vias for the democratic nomination against senator specter. he went out, he saw, and he got a lot of pointed questions. wasn't a lot of yelling. steve: wasn't a lot of yelling as opposed to the arlen specter speck cackles that we have seen over the last couple of days. anyway, here is an inquisitor yesterday from the by who wants to be a senator from pennsylvania, joe sestak. >> how you can tell me that the private option will stay in place when my employer with 29,000 employees can just turn around tomorrow and say we're writing that off the bottom line, you guys are all going to
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the public option? steve: keep in mind arlen specter has that job right now. joe sestak is challenging him in the primary. alisyn: he has broken with democratic colleagues by saying he doesn't think anybody there is organized. he thinks this is manufactured outrage. there is a deep strain of anxiety and anger about all of this. it's nice that his didn't degenerate into a riot as some have. but you do hear still the outrage. steve: there is frustration. they are passionate about what they are talking about. brian: especially in pennsylvania. by the way, a lot of people think that some the anger that senator arlen specter is getting he was a republican when elected and has become a democrat. joe sestak says i have been a democrat the whole time. he will be joining us in five minutes.
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steve: we are going to play for you the sound bite. this is an eye opener, too. here he is yesterday. >> i told your office and i was told -- >> traditionally people who come to town meetings are people who have objections, something to complain about. i emphasize they may not be representative of america but they are significant and their views have to be taken into account. steve: he goes on to say that the mood of america -- the mood in america of anger with so many people unemployed and it all boils down to when voters have the chance to vent to a lawmaker, they do. so he is talking about the reason so many people are angry at these town halls is because the unemployment rate is high? alisyn: that's fine. why doesn't he think that's representative of america? he is basically saying that these are more marginal ideas. though he did say it's significant and they must be paid attention to. but i wonder why he doesn't think that it's representative of america.
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look at the poll numbers. look at the poll numbers of how many people say that they are concerned and no longer support any kind of reform that's being talked about in congress. steve: in fact, a brand new poll out by the gallup poll is something that everybody on both sides of the aisle looking at independents. independents two to one say they are sympathetic to the protesters. of the people that get up there and they are asking their legislators good questions. some of them pointed. some of them very hard. two to one say they are sympathetic to them. 51% of all the people that answered said the respondents say that those noisy people at the town halls. that is democracy in action. and not an abuse of democracy. so they like what they see. it's all part of the process. brian: a lot of people saying they are not buying it. a real shocker. miss maureen dowd of the "new york times," editorial filling in for thomas freidman had this to say about the protesters.
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take a look. look at who they are. steve: it's interesting that she should say older and then mall contents as well. my wife and i were talking about the people who we have seen on tv at these town halls. she said what does this remind you of? i said what? she said when we go to vote in our town, these are the people who we see at the polling place. these are the people who show up to vote. they are older. and, as we have seen and heard. they aren't happy about what is going through congress because they have got so many questions and they feel that they have not been answered. they are not part of maureen dowd's younger generation that does everything on the blogosphere. they want to go out and actually
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do it in person. what's the wrong with that? alisyn: older americans have grave concerns about their health care changing. but, i think she is wrong. the ones that i have seen. steve: she is wrong. they are not mall contents. alisyn: not only mall contents. we see people getting up in their 30's. we see people in their 20's. i see a whole cross section of ages of people getting up and asking questions. brian: she goes a little further. president obama has proven quick silver intickets. not in this case you would think that a politically schooled community organizer would be ready to squash this kind of nuttiness. what's nutty about this? for the most part senator mccaskill was very deferential with bill o'reilly and joe sestak before he goes on he has been saying i respect the people that's been coming out. chuck grassley as well. steve: what do you think? friends@foxnews.com as we continue our little tv town hall. talk town hallers getting testy all over the country over health
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care reform. and there you go right there. alisyn: we poured all your money into a bathtub a little while ago. why? because we are trying to illustrate what the government is doing. there is your money going down the drain. how long until your hard earned cash is completely gone? we'll tell you. "fox & friends" we'll be right back. then shows it in the sink. ewww. gross. cool! (announcer) listerine® smart rinse™. save, visit sterinekids.com
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♪ oh! more saving. more doing. - that's the power of the home depot. - ♪ yeah yeah yeah. brian: welcome back, everyone. the health care battle heating up across the country. alisyn: that includes pennsylvania where senator arlen specter met with town hallers. >> left and right. this is about the systematic dismantling of this country. i'm only 35 years old. i have never been interested in politics. you have awakened the sleeping giant. alisyn: then last night allen specter's challenger for the democratic senate seat joe
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sestak held his own town hall. take a look. >> i find it a little bit curious that you sat down today and answered 120 emails but never a certified letter that was sent to your office. [ applause ] brian: so are these meetings actually working? yesterday they turned congressman sestak's town hall relatively civil. senate candidate for that senate seat joe sestak joins us live from philadelphia. congressman, and you are also an admirable. >> good morning. brian: let me ask you, what did you find that town hall yesterday? do you see a organized republican effort or a genuine concern. >> no, i see gin wine concern. -- genuine concern. i went to the commonwealth in july in three weeks. i found democrat, republican, all across the board. everyone had a lot of anxiety about what government is doing. and how could they not? we really have let them down. we did not help prevent this recession. they are holding on to their
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jobs. they barely can imagine them for their health care plan. it's incumbent upon me as a servant. a public servant to be out there explaining why i believe what we are doing is exactly the right thing. no, this was just a reinforcement that good americans have good questions. alisyn: senator allen specter has said that these are not representative of americans. do you think that this is a particularly vocal minority that they're outside of the mainstream? >> no. if you -- about 10 minutes ago you showed a young man standing up whose name is chris very vociferous towards me. that is a veteran who i know has my private cell phone number. actually called me four hours before the town hall to make sure he could get. in he and i have a disagreement about the plan. we explained it to him in more details afterwards. is he a great american. i disagree there are some obviously that might be organized but that's politics. the vast vast majority are people who have legitimate
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concerns. and sometimes in washington, d.c. we representatives are in an echo chamber and not out on the hurstings enough explaining and listening. brian: are you for public option and if so are you concerned that it will destroy the private option? >> you know, i am a strong proponent of the public health care plan option. here is why. three reasons. number one, pennsylvania has two health care plan -- private health insurance companies that have 70% of all the private health care plans in pennsylvania. it's a duopoly. the concept number two is have a public health care program that is not subsidized by the government. i repeat, not subsidized by the government. its only cash comes from the co-pays or premiums who those who chose it that gets you the fairer competition. brian: i know you are closing. in arlen specter has 10 point lead on you. congressman sestak, i know you will be out there for the fight.
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thanks so much for joining us today. >> it's a democratic process. that's why i'm in it. alisyn: two school officials are facing criminal charges for praying. that's right, at a school luncheon. the aclu charges -- dots constitution -- does the constitution of the united states trump the aclu? brian: you have to see it to believe it, doctors track patients by wi-fi. they join us live to demonstrate. alisyn: get the kids out of the pool. there is a bear in it. the wild scene caught on camera. brian: that's a real bear. i'm gunna do another one of my sleep studies.
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brian: 23 minutes after the
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hour. 32 is the number of kansas homeowners being offered $10,000 above their property market value to move because of dangerous sink holes. next, $25,000, that's the estimated value of some property stolen from a maryland woman who later saw her stuff being sold at a neighborhood wants yard sale. that neighbor has been charged with theft. no word on what the prices were going for. finally, 40, that's the percentage of twitter posts that are considered pointless babble. steve: that's low. brian: that's a quick look what's happening in the world. i'm going to twitter now. it's not going to be worthless babble, i promise. steve: we told you this story yesterday. so many of you were infuriated about it a high school principal asked his:00 director to simply bless the food. no kids in attendance. well now both the principal and athletic director are facing criminal charges and possible
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jail time for violating a court order banning prayer in or talk of any religion in their florida school. here's what they told us yesterday. on "fox & friends." >> i said a simple blessing over the food as we normally do, as the americans do throughout this nation. my friend of over 40 years asked me to bless the food and i did. >> most of the people in that -- at that luncheon would have expected the food to be blessed. steve: but doesn't the constitution trump the rule here? for a fair and balanced debate? former prosecutor josh handshaff and legal analyst arthur aidala. this school district nine days earlier struck a deal with the aclu and the court. we're north going to talk about religion in the school. all right? so then they are at this luncheon with adults and they are talking about this brand new fieldhouse that they had just opened up. and the principal said, ok. mr. athletic director, would you say grace? essentially. and now they are in trouble.
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they could spend six months in jail. >> you know, grace is something that in every religion there is some form of it. steve: sure. >> i just think it's so innocuous. so harmless. no students there steve, just so everyone knows. this suit is being brought by the aclu by two unnamed students. come on, where is the victim? who is crying out? where is this demand for justice and throw the principal and the athletic director in jail? steve: arthur, does the aclu trump the constitution here? >> i would like to think that they don't. i mean, the constitution -- steve: but? >> constitution -- the constitution sometimes. a judge has to do. steve: we have done this show 14 years i have never heard of smubgestitution. >> religion is good in many places not in school. here they decided to bring it in school. they have a history. the court said do not do it.
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what do these people do. it was a prayer. steve: what does the constitution say. >> there is no actual clause. steve: that's the problem. >> it's clear. many things like. steve: josh, there were no children in attendance. it was a bunch of grownups and one guy said to the other guy hey, say grace. this is a very religious man. >> unless there were adult boosters, there were some boost errs. steve: adults there but no stliewnts. >> eitherway there was an agreement that said do not bring prayer into a school function. government putting money into something and you can't bring in ledge. steve: you would think when you are talking about a school function, it would be you are talking about the kids who are in class and you are not supposed to do that kind of stuff because the aclu will sue you. >> the history of this school, it's kind of based in a religious background and, they are doing stupendously in terms of where their kids are going to cleengeght the flip side of the coin is when a judge tells you not to do something. you are not supposed to be doing
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it should you be going to jail? >> i agree, jail is not the best alternative in the end. steve: josh, what about this though? the aclu, when it comes to this kind of stluf haul anybody into court. what if because they have got a hair trigger and they're watching this school as we can tell, what if a student walking down the hall sneezes and the principal says "god bless you,". >> nice. >> that's not the same. >> 10 points for a great example. steve: what are you talking. >> let's head to. >> is that a prayer? steve: the principal brought prayer into the school god bless you. [sneezing] steve: god bless you. >> fined go to jail 30 days. >> the problem is you can't bring prayer into school. whatever religion, jewish atheist. god. steve: anyway, the debate goes on. josh and arthur thank you very much. >> thank you, steve.
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steve: god bless you both. meanwhile, the water in the tub outside of our building represents all the taxpayer money that the government is pouring into the economy in the form of stimulus and bailouts and the leak under the tub represents all of your cash going down the drain. disappearing. it's got to be paid back. we will break down all the cold hard facts straight ahead. and americans just want to be heard when it comes to health care. kind of hard when the congressman running the town hall has to pause for a phone call. >> if your conscience allows to you proceed in the direction of doing things simply because you think it's good for america. >> she is not even listening. >> i'm here. >> seriously? really? come on. >> she is on the phone. we are going to talk to that cancer survivor who was interrupted straight ahead. steve: plus, school is in session. time to think about the swine flu. right, marianne silber? >> that is right. kids across the country are
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>> seriously, really? i mean, come on. steve: so there you have got a cancer survivor asking her congressman woman a question and the congresswoman is taking a phone call and she didn't stop. jackson leah democrat from texas. brian: i love the person in the background who says come on, dude. come on, dude, can you listen? alisyn: i love the person who goes seriously? is this really happening? now, she says in her defense, the congresswoman says she was calling into a health care hotline to get sort of instantaneous realtime answers to questions that were being asked. but the woman that asked the question, the cancer survivor said that she didn't necessarily think that that was true because she was only the second question asked. and the first one wasn't a tough one. brian: say this. hold on a second, i want to call the cancer hotline. you can hold your thought? alisyn: that's better. steve: you would think if you were going to call the question hotline you can wait until the
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question so ever. say that's a such good question. i don't know the answer. shouldn't they know the answers? because shouldn't our members of congress have read these darn bills anyway, that woman right there that woman in that picture tracy miller interrupted by the congresswoman's phone call was on this program yesterday and she says. alisyn: this morning. steve: this morning, an hour ago. and she says the congresswoman essentially. i'm paraphrasing, that was rude. listen. >> people in the room were upset that she was taking a phone call and the lady behind me told congresswoman jackson lee that she was being very rude. well, like she wasn't listening. i know i can't listen to my kids when i'm on the phone. so, she couldn't have possibly heard what i was saying. alisyn: the whole point of a town hall meeting is to talk to your gal constituents in person and listen and have a back and forth.
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that was an egregious violation. steve, i'm talking, steve, steve. steve: what am i supposed to say now? brian: there are no answers on your blackberry. why you have it up take a picture of alisyn. steve: hold on? steve: there it is right there. alisyn: it's a good one. steve: alisyn camerota from a distance of one foot. brian: woman trying desperately to get steve's attention while is he on the phone. more on that later. school is back in session for many students. instead of just worrying about homework, swine flu is on a lot of people's minds. fox news marianne silber talking to school officials in georgia about how they plan to handle a potential outbreak. marianne? >> good morning, brian, steve, and alisyn. yeah, i talked to the principal here at dunwoody elementary school. we are in dekalb county a suburb of atlanta. what they're trying to do is
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follow what the cdc told them to do last week which is stay hope if there should be an outbreak of h1n1. they showed us a special quarantine room they have got here. just in case they have sick kids. they can put them in that room and keep them away from other children. a quick way of getting them out of the school as well. you are talking about a lot of kids in close contact. they want to make sure if a child does get sick they can get out of here. also, they have put hand sanitizing stations at all of the entrances as well as some the hallways to make it really ease from for these kids to try to keep their hands clean. it's another thing the cdc says is wash your hands thoroughly. if you need knees sneeze into your elbow to prevent the spread. try to stop the spread the fourth day of school here. brian: marianne, i know in new york are there are people that came down with this and it was real in terms of things happening in that area. is there a sense that things could be worse in the fall or just a preventative measure? >> well, you know, we have heard from cdc officials who have said
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they do expect the number of cases in the fall. they pointed to cases at summer camps over the summer and said it appears to spread quickly among young people. they wanted schools and parents to be aware. they wanted these schools to have plans in place so they don't have to shut down because that did cause such a disruption for those schools that closed back in the spring. that's what this is all about. brian? alisyn: that will be a good testing ground because they are opening early. thank you for the update. i think it's scary stuff. we shall see over the next month. brian: over the last couple of days we had somebody who is try ago would be vaccine. we will be tracking those people how they respond. alisyn: the remains of navy pilot scott speicher return home today 18 years after he was shot down on the first night of the gulf war in the southern iraqi desert. speicher's remains are due to arrive at the jacksonville naval air station at about 3:00 p.m. eastern time. he will be buried in a private
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ceremony. brian: alisyn, louieville coach apologizing for an affair he had six years ago. he hopes to continue coaching basketball. he made the announcement after the coach said he gave $3,000 to a woman trying to extort him. pitino singled out his family during his mea culpa. >> i am here today because i personally apologize to my family every single day. they are the -- for all of us, our families, our wife and our children, and mine, in particular, as yours in particular are, they make the sunrise for me every morning. brian: pitino told police he had an affair with this one. this karen kunigan she was going to have an abortion and did not have medical insurance. alisyn: sarah palin took criticism for it but now a superior court judge is agreeing with the former alaskan governor ruling there is no law that prevents the governor's office
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from using private email account to conduct state business. a lawsuit filed by anchorage resident using private accounts denies the citizens the right to use. issue after someone hacked into palin's email last fall. brian: like a scene out of ferris buehrle's day off. a posh southern california neighborhood gets a visit from the wild. yes, a large bear is spotted lounging in a swimming pool. it's an actual bear in the town of san demus. the bear hung out in the cool water before climbing fences and visiting several other backyard. it finally went in the back woods where he belongs. it is located in the bales of the national forest. bears are getting bored. they are coming to live with people. alisyn: that's a different meaning of swimming bear naked. brian: good point. i understand you are back at the tub. steve: i am.
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brian: how is the tub project going? steve: we have come to a conclusion. about an hour ago. we are using this tub here in -- outside our world headquarters to demonstrate. think of the tub as the economy, and we filled it up with water to illustrate all the money that the government has pumped into the economy in the last year or so to bail us out economically it started with the president bailing out fanny and freddie and financial services at the bank and stuff like that. we filled up the tub. nothing better than a full tub. eventually, as is the case with the tub can never hold all the water all the time, it starts to leak out. and now look what we have got right now. we have got. brian: just ducks. steve: we have got an empty tub. and the water isn't being replenished in the economy well, because tax revenues are down and stuff like that.
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and even though we have got an empty tub, the tub has got to be paid off. we have got to repay all of that money. >> sighs] >> it's a debt that has to be paid by our children and our children's children as well. how did we get to an empty tub? alisyn: and the federal deficit has hit a record high at 1.27 trillion, which is also -- was also in the tub. brian: four times as high as last year's. steve, come on back. in good job. 18 minutes before the top of the hour. the president said this at a recent town hall. >> proposal the majority of americans will still be getting their health care from private insurers. brian: so, is that true? will you get to keep your private insurance? our truth seeker, peter johnson jr. separates facts from fiction. alisyn: then it's a medical miracle for the first time in the u.s. doctors are monitoring two patients with pacemakers by wi-fi.
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call now. steve: president obama has made some serious assertions in his health care reform town halls. are they fact or fiction? brian: fox legal analyst peter johnson is here. he has taken a hard look at the president's health care reform plan. he has actually read it. welcome back, peter. >> hi. steve: we are going to run something that the president said at the town hall two days ago. listen. >> i have not said that i was a single pair supporter because, frankly, we historically have
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had an employer-based system in this country with private insurers and for us to transition to a system like that, i believe, would be too disruptive. so i'm not promoting a single pair plan. steve: so he just said i have not said i was a single pair supporter or promoter of it. peter: i think the facts are really important in this debate. so let's be objective and dispassionate and go to the facts and let's see what he said on the campaign trail. he said: steve: maybe he has changed his mind. >> i don't think he has said he changed his mind. he made a statement and two years ago and now we have the statement now in terms of a single pair system. and a single pair system means
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government-run health care. that, over time, there is no option in terms of where you get your health care. everybody has the same health care. some people pay for it. some people don't pay for it but you get health care at the level that we have seen in other countries like canada and great britain. brian: back to the president of the united states as he talks about private insurance and what will happen if there is a public option. >> under our proposal, the majority of americans will still be getting their health care from private insurers. brian: is that true? >> well, i think any credible analysis would say under a government option. you have to understand, the president is kind of obsessed in a negative way with private insurance. he has made these statements about how private insurers are making all these profits, although if you look. brian: speaker called them villains. >> she has.
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if you look at the 2008 profit numbers, they're actually down over previous years. demonnization of private insurers. there has been a demonnization of physicians. you know, physicians are sending you for tests because they all own the mri and cat scan facilities. and so, you know, we need to have an ability to compete with private industry and with private insurance. now, when the government competes, the government doesn't compete on an even plain. the government says we will pay less to hospitals and doctors than private insurers, 20%, 25%. if they are paying less, then they will charge less. but when they charge less, private companies say ok, we will go with that plan. but is that the plan that you have and we have and 85% of americans have now where there is a choice, where there is an ability to receive medical care not on a rationed basis.
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so, the concern and the real fear is that once you put the public option in there, once you say, listen, insurance companies are bad, government, group think medicine is good. and we can do it cheaper than then the natural reaction for your employers to say oh, this is cheaper. i'm going to go with this. steve: sure. >> then what are we stuck with on that day? so when you go to the health-o-meter. go to the truth-o-meter and hear both of these statements with regard to the public action and private insurers, there are a lot of questions and they are not on the side of belief. steve: excellent analysis. thank you, sir. brian: first ever in the u.s. doctors monitoring two patients with pacemakers by wi-fi? one of those patients and his doctor join us next to show how it's working. steve: first on this day in history in 1942 walt disney released the film bambi and 2005
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i'm toni braxton, and i encourage you to learn the signs of autism at autismspeaks.org. alisyn: the answer to the question of the day is pat harrington. listen to this to you did this is called a medical miracle. the fda just approved a wireless pacemaker that alerts doctors if there is a serious issue with one of their patients. the device has no strings attached. how does it work? dr. steve greenberg and the country's second recipient of this device join me now. thank you corby in here. explain to me by this is so
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revolutionary. >> it is a combination of a breakthrough in the electronic pacemaker and the ability for us to be able to communicate with the patient wirelessly both from their home and in a clinic setting. alisyn: how does this save lives? >> it enhances the safety features of the pacemaker. we can monitor patients on a daily basis, rather than every two to three months. alisyn: give us a demonstration of how this works. >> there are two parts of the demonstration. first, we have the hall monitor the the patient takes to their bedside. in addition, this particular device -- he is capable of transmitting on his own. event or just a routine call up visits. alisyn: how has this changed
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your life? >> instead of the reading is going to the doctor's office once every three months, every night while i am sleeping, this device monitors may and sent all the information to st. francis hospital. i do not have to do anything or say anything or hear anything. alisyn: should that be concerned about the beateping? >> this is a patient initiated activation. right now, the device is communicating with a pacemaker. this will get the communication and go to a wireless network through the internet. within five to 10 minutes
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period of time, it will be down loaded to the physician's office. alisyn: what is it telling us about his heart? >> the pacemaker is working fine. all the electronics are working in sync. in addition, it is able to tell us about diagnostics, about heart failure, about how he is moving about. more importantly, it gives us the safety net that we want, which is to monitor him on a daily basis. alisyn: it must give you better peace of mind. >> a lot more peace of mind and security to know that, in advance, if something is even starting to go wrong, the doctor will know immediately. alisyn: and it happens while you're sleeping. how soon until everyone who has
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a pacemaker will have something like this? >> this is the first united states in plant. i think this will become the standard of care. i think we will be paceplacing them in all of our pag pacemaker patients. alisyn: thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. alisyn: meanwhile, anger at town hall meetings. >> if we let cable television come to town hall meetings. alisyn: who was he referring to? take a look at the statement about the people show up at town hall meetings. who said that? we will tell you. and parents are outraged over miley cyrus and her dance at the
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[captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- alisyn: good morning, everybody. she was in the middle of telling a story about battling cancer at a town hall meeting when this happened. congresswoman is on the phone during the town hall meeting. steve: this is something we were talking about last night at the dinner table. outrage from parents is growing over miley cyrus's dance at the teen choice awards. did she go over the line with this racy routine?
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we will report, you decide. brian: he is an expert, but his mission was so dangerous that he stopped to pray. >> god be with me. tell me stem the path of the use of out for me. brian: incredible firsthand account from the man who lived among a pride of troubled alliance for six months. -- lions for six months. >> it is "fox & friends." brian: just a note to the control room, if it is something nice for me, i should not read it. i should be surprised.
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thank you, everyone. steve: so many of you are getting up every morning and you want to see a glimpse of what went on at town hall meetings across the country. yesterday, chuck grassley was in iowa. he had a town hall meeting. he answered the questions as best he could. chuck grassley is a republican. he has been one of the chief negotiators. there was a guy at the town hall meeting that asked a question that really personified what a lot of people are feeling across the country. >> i am a conservative and what we expect is for you to fight for us. fight for us.
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stand up. don't give an inch. [applause] glen beck and sarah palin. democrat or republican, we will vote you out. alisyn: is interesting because senator chuck grassley's argument is that people are angry with him for even been at the table. he was trying to tell the crowd yesterday that he was trying to fight for them. he has had 2800 town hall meetings in his career. he said the past four were the most packed. brian: senator orrin hatch said
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he could not sit in the meetings of the more. senator chuck grassley said he would stay in the medians. some of the tough questions -- they are concerned that his cooperation with the democrats will allow him to be duped. two days ago, president obama said he had to salute senator chuck grassley. steve: here is a question from a young person to senator cardin. >> say my dad and grandfather both came down with cancer, with my dad get priority care because he is younger and can contribute a long beard to socierter to so. steve: there are all these questions about the end of life care.
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the president of the united states at his town hall meeting try to assure people we're not going to pull the plug on grandma. alisyn: wormaureen dowd of the"e new york times" has her own take. she classified these people in a particular way. first, they recalled angry mobs. dowd is calling them older malcontents. here's what she said. steve: is america just a nation upper beaming yound idealists?
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brian: pessimist count as much as idealists. steve: a lot of young people do not have interest because they're bulletproof. a lot of my son's friends to do not have insurance because they say that is for people who are older. that is one of the reasons these town hall meetings are packed. that is also something the white house. -- is watching. this was the killed in the political -- as was detailed in politico. a large percentage of americans do not approve of the health- care initiative. you know what? they always vote. as you look at the pictures, i see young people. what is dowd talking about? brian: she's also said united is
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time for the president of the united states to squash this. steve: i guess she does not like to see democracy in action. at day's town hall meetings, that is what is going on, maureen. some call her mo? alisyn: fox news has learned that former afghan president rabbani has survived a taliban assassination attempt in northern kunduz province. he and his family are said to be ok. this as u.s. marines are going door-to-door in hopes of flushing out the insurgents in another taliban stronghold in southern afghanistan, where 400
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marines and 100 afghan troops are facing rocket grenades. officials say it'll take another day or so to gain control of the area. the search is on for a ship that venice from the english channel. it is believed to have been hijacked by pilotpirates. it was supposed to report more than one week ago. the russian navy has joined the search. on july 24, the ship reported it was attacked off the coast of sweden. days later, it moved through the english channel reporting of problems. it was last heard from at the end of july. thousands of people are expected to attend a public wake on cape cod for eunice kennedy shriver. it will be broadcast live on her website. she is best known for
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establishing the special olympics. athletes from the organization are scheduled to carry the special olympics torch to the church. federal officials will tour a michigan prison today that could be used to house guantanamo detainees. representatives from the justice department and the homeland security department will visit the maximum security prison. the white house officials say it is merely to collect information and no decision has been made. before breaking onto the big screen, jenny takchanning tatumd pulses racing for a different reason. he spent one year working as a stripper apparently. this was during a performance for a chippendale style revue. he was 18 at the time.
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he performed under the name chad crawford. brian: which one was he? i saw that last night. steve: the star. yesterday, i quoted something that one of my friends sent me. tom. yesterday, my friend eric from texas sent an e-mail. he is so upset as a father that miley cyrus at the teen choice awards on monday night did a pole dance. and what the parents are upset. she is 16 inches during a
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pulld -- she is 16 and she is da pole dance. alisyn: she is not doing anything obscene. she is dancing next to empla po. brian: and lots of people fall off those. she is just holding on. steve: what do you think? friends@foxnews.com. town hall meetings to getting testy. are they really average americans, or older malcontents?
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brian: if you are not happy and you have expressed it at any town hall meeting, there is good news prewar heard, but you may not be taken seriously. >> i doubt we're seeing a representative sample of any series of town hall meetings. brian: 20 this now is -- michele, are you surprised that senator arlen specter would try to marginalizes some of the
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aldrich he has seen? >> no, he will be as open as possible about disparaging the people were rejecting him. it is funny. you never heard this from public commentators over the past eight years when anti-war demonstrators, open war demonstrators, and anyone from the left without their and did what town hall meeting activists are doing now. i have been covering the tea party movement. these are small business people. why they are characterized as extremist is probably because most of them have jobs and want nothing from the government. that is what makes them so radical. brian: you do not agree. >> i do not agree. i recognize there is a legitimate concern. there are also people that are there for the sole purpose of
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disrupting those meetings. those are the people that senator arlen specter was referring to. he is referring to the person who showed up with a loaded gun. he is referring to the people who are making death threats. he is referring to the people were screaming and not giving americans who have legitimate concerns an opportunity to speak. brian: is that the sample you have seen? >> no, you do not hear much in the way of explicit distinction. they are painting a broad brush on the whole movement. the purpose of that is to marginalize them and shut them up. >> i disagree. if the purchase would shut them up, why would senator arlen specter say their voices deserve to be heard? brian: we will talk more about anger and cable tv. enter in town hall meetings. is this of all the fox news? >> cable television comes to the
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brian: the white house is fine with the dissent, but it seems like to have a problem if you get too loud or happen to be a member of the media. >> the center is part of the american tradition. what is unproductive it is if somebody tries to come today town hall meeting and you cannot ask your question because somebody else's yelling. that is what cable-tv and the food fight brings to this. if we let cable television come to town hall meetings and kill
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health care reform for another year. brian: is cable-tv really to blame? fox news contributor and a democratic political consultants are still here. why is robert gibbs blaming cable-tv? >> because they are scared of the fact that fox news in particular -- when he says cable news, he is talking about fox news. he is worried it is giving ordinary people a voice and letting them explain their views at length. i am glad to see that the white house spokesperson's office is now miss manners. just to answer her quite about people who felt versus people who were there it politely --
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there is now dictating about how quietly they should make their points. >> i was talking about people who brought a loaded gun. my grandfather took on the united states government. he was a world war ii the rent, and licensed gun owner. he did not threaten the president of the united states. brian: tara, would you say this -- the protests in 2002 with the death to president bush -- >> those people were wrong, too. >> i did not hear you condemning it. >> i condemn the left all the time. i think there should be toward reforrt reform.
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brian: when senator arlen specter had this town hall meeting, 30 people last question. maybe 1/3 were yelling. i do not know where robert gibbs is coming from. >> that has not been the case in every single town hall meeting. you asked me a question and i stopped and give you an opportunity to ask that question. that is what they should be. i have always criticized people who have done things that are counterproductive to what america stands for. >> good for you, lovely lady. >> thank you. i am glad to find the lovely. >> i think we should appoint you etiquette czar. >> oh, come on. >> i am thankful. mom, she's as i have good etiquette.
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i think there should be a level of respect when you expect anyone. you should be heard and i should be heard. brian: i think we just featured two lovely ladies. that is my feeling pretty both have very effective debating skills. thank you. steve: number one. brian: i do not heckle your segments. foreclosure rates have hit a record high. what should we expect on the unemployment front? just days ago, hillary clinton reminded everyone who was boss. >> you want me to tell you what my husband thinks? husband is not the secretary of state. brian: now she is making comments about president bush and his brother. her job is to encourage americans to get healthier. why she advising burger king?
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steve: take a look. live pictures of the iowa state fair. it kicks off today. alisyn: yum. steve: it is 10 minutes east of downtown.
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new worries about consumers. are they billion as much stuff -- are they buying as much stuff? alisyn: to not let wall street know. brian: she is supposed to encourage healthy eating, but president obama's pick for surgeon general has a surprise inside job. she is an advisor for burger king. she was paid $10,000. the relationship between the fast-food company and the surgeon general has some raising eyebrows. there could be a conflict of interest. the department of health and human services say that if she is confirmed by the senate, she will resign from the panel. alisyn: how breast cancer survivors can avoid painful side effects post-operation.
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a new study shows that lifting weights could help reduce arm problems for survivors. many women develop and build up of fluids. the research finds that exercising the arms helps reduce the problem. speak to your doctor first. steve: here is something brian alluded to. a new deal from jetblue. jetblue is going to have this frequent fliers program where the airline is offering all you can fly one month pass for $599. it is unlimited. >> wow. steve: thank you. interested travelers, reservations must be made three
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days prior to the flight and there is a $100 cancellation fee. jetblue flies to 56 destinations. you have televisions, so you can watch fox news. alisyn: the only drawback is if you have a job or a family. brian: they were well known, like sandra day o'connor and chita rivera. all 16 gathered in the white house east room to receive the medal of freedom. they heard president obama said they took it upon themselves to do something. >> no barriers of race, gender, or physical infirmity can restrain the human spirits. and that interest test of a person's life is what we do for one another. brian: the president said this
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year's medal recipients exemplify the american ideal of individual enterprise. alisyn: here is a possible future winner. he is being called a little boy wonder. he is honored as a hero after he called 911 to save his privegant mom. alisyn: the five-year old was honored as new york city's first junior paramedic by the fire department. he called 911 when his mother collapsed and gave the emergency crew detailed information on how to find his house. he waited for the paramedics out the door. his mother says he did not just save her life, but also his little sister who is due next month. steve: it is a done deal.
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in 2000, george bush won the presidency. brian: because the supreme court said so. steve: the supreme court said so, and also the breakout, which was requested by all gore, it showed that george bush still won the election. some people still cannot let go. one of those people is hillary clinton in nigeria yesterday. she was taking a shot at the 2000 outcome. >> our democracy is still evolving. we had all kinds of problems in our past elections. in 2000, are presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state. we have our problems, too. alisyn: she was comparing and
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drawing a parallel between what happened here in 2000 and nigeria, the most corrupt country, some say, on the globe. during their 2007 election, there was widespread voter fraud and murders at police stations. brian: it is not illegal to have the governor be the brother of the president. steve: bill clinton has a brother, roger. brian: what state is he running? steve: just for hillary to suggest that her predecessors in government got there it illegitimately, let's move on. that is what her boss, the president of the united states says. let's move on. let's look back just a couple of days, ok. remember when hillary clinton was asked by a kid -- she
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thought, what does president clinton think about this? alisyn: that is what the interpretation said. steve: that is what the french translator indicated. the kid wanted to know about president obama. . is -- here it is. >> you want me to tell you what my husband thinks? my husband is not the secretary of state. i am. u.s. my opinion. i will tell you my opinion. i will not be challenging -- i will not be channeling my husband. alisyn: good for her. she should have said, what does your wife think about your question? steve: is america's number one diplomat that is not a very diplomatic answer. alisyn: she should not be asked what her spouse thinks. brian: her spouse was the president of the united states. at least you could be a little encouraging.
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i will tell you what i think. alisyn: tone could have been a little bit different. she was exhausted from her massive globetrotting. steve: when hillary said that a couple days ago, it made international headlines. it was on the cover of the tabloids in new york city. yesterday, bill clinton very diplomatically -- he was asked about that. he said he did not see it. come on. how could he not see it? he is watching right now. brian: in recent days, folks in iowa have been in town hall meetings that the lead it out over health care. the changes now because the iowa state fair has come to town. >> the iowa state fair is a
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political tradition, mostly for presidential politics. it is also in the middle of all these town hall meetings. the latest gallup poll shows 70% of americans are paying close attention to these town hall meetings. about 1/3 have been affected by the protesters. these are the most healthy donuts here. the most famous food here at the iowa state fair, jumbo corn dogs. there is a booth where you can get a turkey leg the size of your arm. peta is here. people for the dean of tasty animals. [laughter] my favorites -- there's an early bird special.
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i want to have much of the fried ice cream for breakfast. i have to order it now or i will lose my opportunity to have ice cream for breakfast. brian: you should travel with paddles. >> friday doughnuts -- fried donuts and deep fried coca-cola. we will have a more scientific study after nine courses. steve: carl cameron on the road at the iowa state fair. brian: i do not see him giving any money. just 1eating. alisyn: this woman was in the middle of telling a story about battling cancer at a town hall meeting. all the sudden, a phone rang and look what happened. that is for local congresswoman on the phone.
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constituents. steve: when tracy miller, a cancer survivor, ask the question, in the middle of the question, the commerce woman took a phone call -- the commerce woman took a phone call -- the congresswoman took a phone call. >> she is not even listening. >> seriously? brian: we spoke to tracy miller earlier this morning. alisyn: tell us what the mood was as this was happening. >> people in the room were upset that she was taking a phone call. the lady behind me told cobbers woman jackson lee that she was being very rude -- told congresswoman jackson lee that she was being very rude. she snapped back at the elementary she said she could
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multitask. -- south back at the woman. she said she could multitask. steve: she said the reason she was on the phone was because she had called into a health-care hot line to ask for an answer to question. does that sound right to you? did it seem like she called into the hot line to ask a question? or was she taking a phone call from somebody who called her? >> it looked like she was taking a phone call from someone who called her from where i sat. i was only the second person to ask a question in that town hall meeting. i do not recall her need to call for an answer to that question. it appeared that her handlers in the room were letting her know who she needed to say hello to. other politicians and
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important people in the houston area. that is what it looked like. every time she would pick up her phone, she would say i would like to give a shout out to so and so. alisyn: it is probable that she did not hear your question. what were you trying to tell her? >> i was trying to say that it seems that as long as congress thinks it is good for america, like this health care bill and cap and trade, as long as they think it is a good thing, there's nothing to bind them. not even the constitution. it seems we're on the path to tyranny. steve: at the conclusion of her phone call, she did say it was a good thing that you beat cancer.
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>> correct. she said there were people like me who would not be able to afford health care. she said this bill would help them. the purpose of the town hall meeting was to dispel the myths in the health-care build. i felt like her mind was made up. although, she did have people taking notes. she said she would go back to congress with these concerns. alisyn: let's hope she is listening this morning. tracy miller, thank you for doing us in letting us know what happened at that town hall meeting. brian: how about this for a fight? take a look of this video. take a look at this baby lion. this is a full round lion. how about doing this for six months?
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he will be joining us for this great animal planet series. brian: she is biting my suit. . me again. okay, now this is the last time alright? thanks, you know we don't deliver anything like this. this crispy flatbread. mmmm. mmmmm! introducing the taste that's never been delivered. digiorno crispy flatbread pizza. it's not delivery, it's digiorno. .
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>> that's enough! alisyn: dave salmoni knows his way around big cats, and i do not mean cougars. [laughter] they have an all new special debuting on animal planet called "into the pride." brian: what brought you to this pride of lions? >> they were identified as problem prides.
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they escaped from a national park and they started threatening some of the cattle nearby. steve: so they called you. >> i have a certain set of skills and background that allows me to teach caps. i think it was my skill said. if anyone could teach these people to trust land again, it was me. alisyn: that moment where the line starts chasing you and you yell at it, how does that work? >> i have spent my life getting ready for an attack. steve: so that line racing towards you -- >> i watched film of how they attack. these are the most of groups
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that i will need to block an attack. if she is an adult, and i put my fingers here, they cannot bite me. i am going to start with that big stick. the last thing i am going to do is gag you with the stick, and basically, that is a standoff. steve: we have so many questions for you. if you have any questions, e- mail us. taking its rightful place
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